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FREE Scanning Electron Micrographs of Just About Anything

An interesting offer from ASPEX

November 10, 2009 2:54 PM - by PZ Myers



I had my doubts about this; I got an offer from ASPEX corporation to let people get free scanning electron micrographs of just about anything. They make a…

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Added by Johnny on November 10, 2009 at 5:38pm — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 08NOV

Sunday Morning Service

08 NOV 2009



I received several queries this week about how long I'd been doing Sunday Morning Service; and on Twitter was asked if previous services were still available. This marks my 35th service; and a full listing of all prior services can be found using the tag links at the bottom of the page (… Continue

Added by Johnny on November 8, 2009 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Action Alert: Stop abstinence education from being funded in health care reform

Action Alert: Stop abstinence education from being funded in health care reform



Last week, the Senate Finance Committee passed an amendment by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) that authorized $50 million dollars for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the Baucus' health care reform bill.



The good news is that abstinence-only programs are not funded in… Continue

Added by Johnny on November 5, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 01NOV

Sunday Morning Service

01 NOV 2009



Links of Interest



Pastors: Your Job Isn’t That Important



Constantine & Modern Christianity…



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Added by Johnny on November 1, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Where Do Young Earth Creationist Get The "6000 Year Old Earth" From?

I'm sure you would not find it surprising that the person has zero scientific background.



Considering the fact that it was the cult of the Seventh-Day Adventist church that I escaped from; I was quite surprised to find out the "6000 year old earth" premise was the brain-child of SDA church founder,… Continue

Added by Johnny on October 30, 2009 at 7:54pm — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 25OCT

Sunday Morning Service

25 OCT 2009



Links of Interest



Right-Wing Hatemongering Fueled by Christianity Fundamentalists



The Dragon In My Garage…



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Added by Johnny on October 25, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Prayer is Not Medical Care [UPDATED AGAIN]

HR 3200 - Prayer is Not Medical Care



Tucked into the health care reform bill passed by Sen. Harkin’s Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee is a mandate that insurers reimburse for “religious or spiritual health care” that is classified as a deductible medical care expense by the Internal Revenue Service. See S.1679, Section…
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Added by Johnny on October 24, 2009 at 11:00am — 24 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 18OCT

Sunday Morning Service

18 OCT 2009



Links of Interest



What Skepticism Reveals about Science



The Angry Evolutionist…



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Added by Johnny on October 18, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 11OCT

Sunday Morning Service

11 OCT 2009



Links of Interest



Americans are fleeing religion as atheism surges



11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do… Continue

Added by Johnny on October 11, 2009 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 04OCT

Sunday Morning Service

04 OCT 2009



Links of Interest



20 coolest atheist T-shirts for sale on the web - according to the Telegraph



Assertions… Continue

Added by Johnny on October 4, 2009 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Oldest "Human" Skeleton Found--Disproves "Missing Link"

Oldest "Human" Skeleton Found--Disproves "Missing Link"

from National Geographic News


Jamie Shreeve (Science editor, National Geographic magazine) - October 1, 2009



Scientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a…
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Added by Johnny on October 1, 2009 at 1:50pm — 11 Comments

Have you read any banned books lately?

Don't forget that today is International Blasphemy Day (group on Facebook).



Also the last week of September is Banned Books Week.



Have you read any banned…
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Added by Johnny on September 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

"Nones" No Longer a Fringe Group

Very cool little flash widget from USA Today; I'm relatively certain its pulling data from this ARIS report.





And in related news...… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 29, 2009 at 6:53pm — 9 Comments

Secular Coalition Weighs in on Healthcare Debate

Received an email from Secular Coalition for America, I'll just paste it in (as I received it) for your info.



Secular Coalition Weighs in on Healthcare Debate



I write to let you know that the Secular Coalition for America is working to defeat three proposed amendments to the Senate Finance Committee's health care bill that would alter public policy to privilege religious… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 28, 2009 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Morning Service - 27SEP

Sunday Morning Service

27 SEP 2009



Links of Interest



Can Atheists Be Parents? - An article from 1970; and after you've read that, here's the Supreme Court of New Jersey… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 27, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 20SEP

Sunday Morning Afternoon Service

20 SEP 2009



Oh what a busy week I've had... Sorry for the delay...



Links of Interest



"The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything" - A Commencement Speech by Dr. Michael Shermer…



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Added by Johnny on September 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act

Yesterday, Jerry Nadler (D-New York) released information on his proposal for the Respect for Marriage Act, which will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This is potentially very huge since DOMA is a religiously motivated, constitutional violation, of basic human rights.



Nadler, Baldwin and Polis Introduce the Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal the Defense of… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 16, 2009 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Morning Service - 13SEP

Sunday Morning Service

13 SEP 2009



Links of Interest



The Mistakes That Argue for Evolution



The Imminent Demise of Evolution: The Longest Running Falsehood in… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 13, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Sunday Morning Service - 06SEP

Sunday Morning Service

06 SEP 2009



Links of Interest



Hemant Mehta: Why the Illinois Family Institute Is Angry With Me



Early Life Didn’t Just Divide, It… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 6, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

There ARE Atheists In Foxholes

Per Dan's request, making this a little more front-and-center.



Benjamin Tupper is a Captain in the Army National Guard.











There ARE Atheists In Foxholes

December… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 3, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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